Early Cybernetic Sculptures

The Senster and SAM (Sound Activated Mobile)
Talk at Kinetica Museum (London)
May 23, 2007 @6pm

Alex Zivanovic will talk about the work of the late Edward Ihnatowicz, a pioneer of interactive kinetic art. In particular, he will concentrate on SAM, a sculpture exhibited at the Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition in 1968, and the Senster, exhibited in the Evoluon in Eindhoven from 1970 to 1974. Both sculptures moved recogniseably in response to the sound and motion of the people around them, giving the impression of being alive. The talk will explain how this was achieved and what we can learn from these ground-breaking works. In particular, Alex will talk about how natural, elegant motion can be achieved.